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How to attract birds to your backyard

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It doesn't matter how big or how small your yard may be, there are plenty of ways to attract birds. Pike Nurseries stopped by Good Day Atlanta with a few tips to show you how to attract the winged creatures!

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Approximately 350 species of birds live in Georgia and it's easy to attract a variety of birds to your backyard.

  • 3 Essentials to Attract Birds
    1. Food
    2. Water
    3. Shelter
  • Food
    1. Seeds like Pike Special Mix Bird Seed
      • Attracts Songbirds such as:
        • Cardinals that are loved for their red color
        • Eastern Towhees
        • Finches
        • Sparrows and wrens and also woodpeckers and Blue Jays
    2. Thistle Seed
      • Attracts:
        • Finches
        • Chickadees
        • Tufted Titmouse
    3. Suet
      • Especially good this time of year when there's less natural food in the landscape
      • Suet is like an energy bar for birds
      • Attracts:
        • Colorful woodpeckers
        • Nuthatches
        • Wrens
        • Bluebirds
        • Brown Thrasher
        • Blue Jays
        • Mockingbirds
    4. Feeders
      • Look for easy-to-clean, quality feeders
      • Feeder options:
        • Metal and mesh tube feeders for seed and thistle seed
        • Wood feeders for seed
        • Squirrel proof feeders and accessories
        • Hummingbird feeders
        • Suet cages
  • Shelter
    1. Bird Houses
      • Come in a variety of sizes and shapes for a variety of birds
      • Bird houses should be functional & decorative
    2. Plants like trees and evergreen shrubs also provide shelter
  • Water
    1. Birdbath
    2. Mini Birdbath
    3. Fountains
  • Birding Sale
  1. Early Birding Sale this Saturday from 9am-2pm
  2. 20% Off All Bird Feeders, Houses and Accessories
  • Prepare for the Cold
  1. Temperatures are expected to dip this week and there's a chance of a hard frost
  2. Prepare for the cold this weekend by:
  • Applying 1-2 inches of mulch to you landscape to help insulate the ground
  • Group containers together and try to bring them near the house

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